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    Suspension and Steering Complete

    Next up is mating the engine to the transmission, and installing the powertrain package in the chassis.

    http://saabworld.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=17502&stc=1&d=1628640027
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    Ball Joints arrived yesterday! Yes, it required...

    Ball Joints arrived yesterday! Yes, it required from May 8th until July 16th to receive these. The promised delivery date I received after the joints arrived in Miami was June 4th. Unfortunately,...
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    New bottom skin installed 0.063 T6061 Aluminum. ...

    New bottom skin installed 0.063 T6061 Aluminum. I bought it sheared to rough size, then self-performed all notching to fit and drilling for the 64 drive rivets. I clamped both the new skin and old...
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    Chassis has been powder coated. I picked it up...

    Chassis has been powder coated. I picked it up in late May, two months after dropping it off at a powder coater 60 miles away. He was slammed with work this sporing as was everyone this year.
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    Transmission(s) Complete! I picked up my...

    Transmission(s) Complete!

    I picked up my transmissions on May 6th, one for the 2-stroke in my Quantum and the other to mate to a V4 engine - which I promptly sold. Photo attached of the two...
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    The rears get confusing too. A very few cars...

    The rears get confusing too. A very few cars were built with ventilated rear rotors which use different calipers and pads. These are highly desirable but are oddball performance parts with fewer...
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    Well, things are taking far longer than expected....

    Well, things are taking far longer than expected.
    - I have the new aluminum bottom skin for the chassis.
    - I had two splined nuts custom made from scrap inner drive axles so I can fit my car with...
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    Engine Complete! See below. Transmissions...

    Engine Complete!

    See below. Transmissions should be complete next week. Chassis and Control Arms were delivered to Powder Painter 4-days ago.

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    Periodic Update

    Reading old Sales Literature for the Quantum IV revealed the existence of two Factory engine options for the Kit. Option #1 was a '64 840cc engine with a GT crank, additional honing performed to the...
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    Updates: The engine was later discovered to have...

    Updates:
    The engine was later discovered to have been over-bored to 71mm, not the 70.5mm as first thought. Excessive wear and taper in the cylinders means it will now be over-bored a second time,...
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    Pretty sure this is what you need. Readily...

    Pretty sure this is what you need. Readily available at the regular auto retailers in the US and maybe Canadian tire too.

    Sylvania Mini Bulb 7506LL
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    Slow progress since my workspace is unheated and...

    Slow progress since my workspace is unheated and winter is in full force here in Michigan. but off-site progress is being made!

    1) The engine is with Tom Donney in Ft Dodge Iowa for rebuilding. ...
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    Original Post with photos moved to the Garage...

    Original Post with photos moved to the Garage Sub-Forum which makes more sense considering the probable time requirement for this build/restoration.
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    Building/Restoring a Quantum

    This was my reply to an earier post I created. Obviously the response belongs here in the Garage section so all follow-ups will be part of this thread.

    Quick story is that I purchased a never...
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    Where do you find a new Rocking Saab? I bought...

    Where do you find a new Rocking Saab? I bought the ride-on version late last year for our yet-to-be-born Grandson from PlaySam at 60% Off. The rocking version seemed to be NLA everywhere I looked.
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    Saab Quantum IV or Formula S

    What is the overall length of these cars? Considering purchase and will need trailer or enclosed truck of adequate length/depth when or if I travel to take possession.
    Thanks,
  17. In nearly 20 years of ownership involving two...

    In nearly 20 years of ownership involving two different 9-5's, which collectively total 525,000 miles of driving, and ATF changes every 60,000 miles as per the Owner's Manual, I have changed this...
  18. No. It is only a fluid change. Use the correct...

    No. It is only a fluid change. Use the correct fluid, 3306 or Type T-IV, and add same quantity you drain out which should be 4 quarts.

    Mobil calls their fluid 3306. It is identical to the fluid...
  19. In round numbers we had 40 SAABs and 60 SAAB...

    In round numbers we had 40 SAABs and 60 SAAB enthusiasts. My wife counted 66 people versus my count of 58, and assuming 2 people per vehicle in most cases both our numbers may have missed some...
  20. Upcoming SAAB event in Michigan - Sunday August 4th

    Event is being held in Jackson, MI, in the South Central part of the State to make easy access for SAAB'ers from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and nearly equal driving distance for the West Michigan SAAB...
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    GM stopped licensing the name Dexron-III to oil...

    GM stopped licensing the name Dexron-III to oil blenders a decade or more ago, so there are no ATF products available with Dexron-III on their lable. However, there are ATF products available with...
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    Question on carrying a collapsed canopy....

    I am considering buying a 10x10 canopy to carry with us to Car Shows for shade and weather protection. Anyone manage to carry one of these pop-up canopies in an OG9-3 convertible?

    One...
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    The half Saab was a trailer constructed from the...

    The half Saab was a trailer constructed from the back half of a C900 hatch-back.

    Attendees came from Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ontario, and Michigan.
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    The event on Saturday was great! There were 65...

    The event on Saturday was great! There were 65 passionate SAAB owners with 44-1/2 SAAB cars in attendance. Weather was gorgeous!
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    Register now for SAAB Summer Fest in Michigan

    Pre-Registration Closing July 15th

    Register now for SAAB Summer Fest in Michigan. Accurate registration counts are needed by the caterrer.

    I hope to see you all there!
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